Norwich’s Jarrold department store has sealed its commitment to the EACH Nook Appeal.
The commpany has signed up to the business network developed by the hospice campaign, making it the 39th business to do so.
Jarrold has pledged to raise £10,000 for the appeal, which is in total seeking to raise £10 million for a new, purpose-built children’s hospice in Framingham Earl.
Jarrold has chosen the good cause as one of three to give it is backing until 2020, with the other lucky beneficiaries being Big C and the Prince’s Trust.
The store plans to award money from its carrier bag sales and host a fashion show among its fundraising activities.
Carole Slaughter, Jarrold Charity Coordinator, said: “Jarrold has been a supporter of EACH for many years and is delighted to now become a member of the nook business network, with a pledge to raise £10,000 towards the new, purpose-built children’s hospice for Norfolk.
“The monies will be raised by Jarrold staff and customers through a variety of activities over the coming months as part of the Jarrold 250 Fundraising Initiative.”
Sophie Mayes, EACH Norfolk Fundraiser, said: “We’re really excited to be working with such a popular store as Jarrold and can’t wait to see what staff get up to in order to fulfil their pledge.
“Foundations for our new hospice were dug out in November after the nook appeal hit £7 million, so we’re edging ever closer to making our vision for improved children’s palliative care in Norfolk a reality. We will need continued support to raise the final £3 million, though, so it’s fantastic news that Jarrold is joining our business network.”
The nook business network sees companies committing to raise either £10,000, £15,000 or £25,000 in exchange for various benefits and support.
For more information on EACH, the nook appeal and the nook business network go to www.each.org.uk. For more specifically on the business network, call Sophie on 01953 666768 or email her at email@example.com.